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Best Ever Soft Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Tati Chermayeff
  • Total Time: 36 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Best ever soft paleo chocolate chip cookies that are grain-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free. This easy cookie recipe yields light, fluffy classic chocolate chip cookies perfect for any occasion!


  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup creamy almond butter, unsalted
  • 1/3 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 cup + 1 Tbsp almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine whisked egg, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, and baking soda.
  3. Add in almond flour and salt. Fold in chocolate chips with spatula.
  4. Place mixing bowl in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to chill the dough.
  5. Slightly wet hands, roll 16 – 20 dough balls, and evenly space across the lined baking tray. Gently press down to form a cookie shape.
  6. Bake for 11 – 13 minutes, until a light golden brown.
  7. Let cool & enjoy!


Can substitute unsalted creamy almond butter for salted creamy almond butter, but omit 1/4 tsp salt.

Can substitute coconut sugar with light brown sugar.

Can substitute almond flour with gluten-free flour 1:1.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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